UNESCO's World Cities Day Event

The United Nations General Assembly has designated the 31st of October as World Cities Day, to explore issues around global urbanization, encourage cooperation among countries and to contribute to sustainable urban development. This year’s theme is “Changing the world: innovations and better life for future generations”.UNESCO will use the opportunity of World Cities Day in 2019 to showcase the Organization’s full range of activities contributing to the attainment of SDG11 on sustainable cities and communities.
UNESCO advocates for more people-centred urban development models, including in the area of urbanisation where we aim to “re-humanise” cities. The Organization’s long-standing experience in the sciences, education, culture and communication and information provides insights into the multifaceted transformations of our urban spaces.

UNESCO will use the opportunity of World Cities Day in 2019 to showcase the Organization’s full range of activities contributing to the attainment of SDG11 on sustainable cities and communities. In line with the theme of 2019 World Cities Day - “Changing the world: innovations and better life for future generations” – the UNESCO Cities Platform will organise this year’s event that will include thematic panel discussions, networking opportunities and audio-visual presentations.


Details

Type of Event Special Event
Start 31.10.2019 09:00 local time
End 31.10.2019 18:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Bax, Denise
Organizer Cultural Policies and Development, Culture Sector
Contact UNESCO.for.Cities@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street
Room Room IV
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 https://en.unesco.org/themes/protecting-our-heritage-and-fostering-creativity
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